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Research Staff and Their Interests

Below are listed the names and research interests of the current members of the ING astronomy group, of ING observing support assistants (telescope operators) and of research visitors. The names of former members of the astronomy group can be found on the former research staff, students and visitors web page.

A list of papers by ING astronomers, sorted in descending order of publication date, is provided by ADS.

For phone numbers, see the the ING staff list. The instrument responsibilities of individual members of the group are given on the instrumentation overview.

PostPublicationsResearch interests
Richard AshleyrashleyObserving Support AssistantADSWhite dwarfs and compact binary objects
Marc Balcells [Page] directorDirector INGADSGalaxy evolution at low and high redshift. Galaxy transformations through interactions and mergers. Bulges of disk galaxies.
Chris Benn [Page] crbHead of AstronomyADSBroad-absorption-line quasars, exoplanets.
Lilian DomínguezldpObserving Support ScientistADSEvolution of galaxies at intermediate redshift: bulges and disks of disk galaxies, early-type galaxies.
Cecilia FariñacfObserving Support ScientistADSMassive stars and massive star formation. Young stellar populations. Star-forming regions.
Emanuel GaftonegaSoftware EngineerADSNumerical relativity, high-performance computing, tidal disruptions and black hole accretion
Florencia JiménezfjimenezObserving Support AssistantADSLow-mass star-forming galaxies at different redshifts
Marie KarjalainenmhObserving Support ScientistADS M. Hrudkova
ADS M. Karjalainen
Stellar oscillations and planets of G and K giant stars, transiting extrasolar planets.
Raine KarjalainenrkObserving Support ScientistADSPlanetary rings, exoplanets.
Emilie LhoméelhomeOptical EngineerADSOptical instrumentation for astronomy, wide-field spectroscopy, nulling interferometry, exoplanets, characterization of historic instruments
Javier Méndez [Page] jmaScheduler, Service and Override Manager, Astronomy Computing, PR Officer, LibrarianADSPlanning public communication in research organisations; type-Ia SN companions; historical type-Ia SNe; type-Ia SNe and cosmology.
Neil O'MahoneynomOptical EngineerADS
Fiona RiddickfionaObserving Support AssistantADSBrown dwarfs in star-forming regions.
Ian SkillenwjiSenior Support AstronomerADSExoplanets, distance scale.
Jure SkvarčjureSoftware EngineerADSAstronomical instrumentation and software, telescope control systems, robotic telescopes, adaptive optics, minor planets, comets.
Ovidiu Vaduvescu [Page] ovidiuvObserving Support ScientistADSDwarf galaxies, near Earth asteroids, data mining and surveys, education and public outreach, astronomical observatories.
Home institutionING supervisorResearch interests
Rosa ClaverorclaveroIAC, SpainAstroparticle physics and Very-High-Energy gamma-ray astronomy; Active Galactic Nuclei.
Francisco GalindofgalindoCAB, SpainAstrostatistics; open clusters; stellar ages; brown dwarfs and low-mass stars.
Lucía SuárezlsuarezIAC, SpainChemical abundances in stars with and without planets.
Research visitorsUsername
(phone ext.)
Home institution ING contact Research interests
Denisa Copandeanguest24Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, RomaniaOvidiu VaduvescuSoftware pipeline for detection of moving sources (asteroids) in astronomical images - classic and digital tracking methods
Claudia de Sousa MirandaclaudiaUniversity College LondonChris Benn

Publications by ING staff: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006-2007, 2004-2005, 2002-2003, 2000-2001, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1995-1996

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Last modified: 04 April 2017